Saturday, June 13, 2009


I had a teachery-post kind of outlined, but I haven't really fleshed it out. Today I've mostly been recovering from yearbook camp, just kind of trying to digest some of the ideas we went over & how to make things fit. Our ladder isn't cooperating. I'm not sure how to plan for ads; never have been. If I set aside two signatures (32 pages) as usual, we don't have room to expand our academic coverage. Plus we didn't sell very many ads last year.

But I don't want to PLAN to accomplish less. I want to sell LOTS of ads. And lots of books. Because that means lots of MONEY!

But anyway, I was not the only person who kept busy over the last few days. Oh no. Sure, the Hunk stayed home this year (last year he came along as a chaperon because there were BOYS that went). But he didn't just sit at home and do nothin.

Nope, he went out and got this:

The still shot just does NOT do it justice. The upper light shines through the fan, giving a soft fluttery effect, and it also fades between red, blue, and green.

It looks like a frickin Christmas tree.

However, with the lights on, it's this:

That's our new computer, boys and girls. And yes, it really is supposed to look like that. The fan is on top. All the device ports are on the front, which is super convenient. No sides (so you can see inside it! but mostly to help keep it cool). And there's lots of twinkly lights!

With the squat, roundy-ish shape and the 'legs' sticking out from the sides, it kind of reminds me of R2-D2.

Lemme tell ya, after I saw that, I felt NO GUILT WHATSOEVER about having dropped a fat chunk of change on some new clothes last week.


Miss Teacha said...

what type of computer is it? never seen anything like it! Why is this computer so better than traditional looking ones? I like technology, I'm curious to know more.

Clix said...

It is... an acer? Not really sure. It's running Windows. The design allows air to flow through, helping to keep stuff cooled off and to prevent dust buildup.

Mostly, though... IT SPARKLES!!

Miss Teacha said...

Its so weird, you've gotta love it! Enjoy it!

Melissa B. said...

I've never seen such an odd techno-beast! I'm guessing the keyboard is somewhere else. Or do you just transport data to this dealy-0 with brain waves?

I, too, am a BIG FAN of yearbook ads. The cash they generate every year is our salvation, but they sure are a pain to produce!

Melissa B. said...

Clix, I miss you desperately! Did the space-age computadora consume you, or what?

BTW, my youngest just launched a photo blog, and I'm shamelessly trolling for traffic. Please visit my site to see what she's got going, and pay her a visit! said...

32 pages of ads!!! I would die if we got that. I'm lucky to have 10 percent of that...yep 3 1/2 pages is a lot for us. Do your parents buy ads for their students? This year we had 1 1/2 pages of those.

Clix said...

Yeah, the bulk of our ads are senior ads. Unfortunately, we baaarely break even on those - the real money is in the business ads, which are the ones that have dried up. And we're going to HAVE to raise prices this year, because we're going to an all-color book. We'll see what happens...

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